Marie Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece

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Marie Chantal
Crown Princess of Greece
Crown Princess Marie Chantal in 2013
Born Marie Chantal Claire Miller
(1968-09-17) 17 September 1968 (age 55)
London, England
Spouse Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece (m 1 July 1995)
Issue * Princess Maria Olympia
Prince Constantine Alexios
Prince Achileas Andreas
Prince Odysseas Kimon
Prince Aristidis Stavros
Father Robert Warren Miller
Mother María Clara Pesantes Becerra

Marie Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, Princess of Denmark, The Duchess of Sparta; born (Marie Chantal Claire Miller; 17 September 1968), is married to Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, son of King Constantine II and Queen Anne Marie of Greece. Marie Chantal's husband was the heir apparent to the now defunct throne of Greece, as the monarchy was abolished in 1 June 1973.

Early Life

Marie-Chantal Miller was born in London, England, to Robert Warren Miller, an American-born British businessman, and his wife Maria Clara "Chantal" Pesantes Becerra, an Ecuadorian.

She has an older sister, Pia, formerly married to Christopher Getty, and a younger sister, Alexandra, formerly married to Prince Alexander von Furstenberg. She was baptized in the Catholic faith at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City by the Archbishop of New York, John Cardinal O'Connor, with Princess Donatella Missikoff Flick serving as her godmother.

Marie-Chantal was raised in Hong Kong where she attended The Peak School until she was 9 years old when she went to board at Institute Le Rosey in Switzerland. In 1982, she transferred to the Ecole Active Bilingue in Paris until her senior year which she took at The Masters School in New York. After graduating, she attended the Academy of Arts for one year. She began a degree in History of Art at New York University in 1993 but dropped out a year later after Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, proposed to her on a skiing holiday in Gstaad, Switzerland, at Christmas.


In 1994, Marie Chantal became engaged to Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, son of the deposed King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie. She converted from Roman Catholic to Greek Orthodox taking the Greek name Maria on 22 May 1995 in a private Chrismation (confirmation) ceremony held at St Paul's Chapel in New York. Her engagement ring was a cabochon-cut sapphire and heart-shaped diamond ring. The wedding was planned by Lady Elizabeth Anson and Robert Isabell. Marie-Chantal wore a Valentino dress.

The ceremony was held on 1 July 1995 at St Sophia's Cathedral in London. Attendees include many members of European royal families.

The couple have five children:


  1. Princess Maria Olympia of Greece and Denmark (born 25 July 1996)
  2. Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece and Denmark (born 29 October 1998)
  3. Prince Achileas Andreas of Greece and Denmark (born 12 August 2000)
  4. Prince Odysseas Kimon of Greece and Denmark (born 17 September 2004)
  5. Prince Aristides-Stavros of Greece and Denmark (born 29 June 2008)

Titles and Styles[edit]

  • 17 February 1968-1 July 1995 Miss Marie Chantal Miller.
  • 1 July 1995-present Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Greece, The Duchess of Sparta.

In Denmark: Her Highness Princess Marie Chantal of Denmark.


-Greek Royal Family: Grand Mistress & Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Saints Olga and Sophia.

Greek royalty
Titles in pretence
Preceded by — TITULAR —
Queen of Greece
10 January 2023 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Monarchy abolished in 1973